Larkin Kerwin Library
The Larkin Kerwin Library of the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) owns one of the largest specialized space science collections in Canada. It is accessible via the Polaris catalogue. It is also listed in the national catalogue Voilà and in WorldCat by OCLC.
The loan services are offered to CSA employees and partners as well as other libraries around the world.
External clients (citizens, researchers, space lovers, etc.) must make an interlibrary loan request through their public, educational, or institutional library. Some documents are strictly for internal use by the CSA.
The Larkin Kerwin Library is a bridge to the world of information and a partner in research. It provides access to a collection of scientific, technical, and general documents as well as access to a great variety of electronic sources of information about the space sector and all topics related to the CSA. The library provides expertise for the retrieval, daily monitoring, acquisition, organization, and dissemination of information within the CSA.
Our mission is to:
- provide expert services in information retrieval, daily monitoring, and impact measurement (bibliometrics) to CSA employees.
- to develop a specialized collection that supports the work of the professionals, engineers, and managers of the CSA.
- to provide access to many information products to CSA employees.
The library was founded in shortly after the creation of the CSA. In , the library was named after Larkin Kerwin, the first president of the CSA.
The library provides information on scientific, technical, strategic, business, and news-related queries.
Library services are available to all patrons regardless of their expertise. Please feel free to contact us with your questions.
- Around 20,000 physical and electronic documents (monographs, technical reports, and conference proceedings).
- Around 200 subscriptions to magazines, bulletins, and newspapers.
- Around 400 standards from various organizations.
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